Friday, April 12, 2024

Water is life: The story of Standing Rock won’t go away

The Dakota Access pipeline is set and oil will flow. But this is not the only fight about water, and Standing Rock is only one chapter somewhere in the middle of a long story.

Biggest oil spill since Deepwater Horizon is twice as bad as we thought

The flow has been contained, but no cause for the ruptured pipe has been determined.
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State Cutbacks, Recalcitrance Hinder Clean Air Act Enforcement

Federal law that underpins Obama’s Clean Power Plan is unevenly enforced by states with shrinking staffs, polluter-friendly policies.

Investigation into chemical exposure from fracking in Pennsylvania provokes call for rapid phaseout

“Pennsylvania’s children should not be used as laboratory rats,” said biologist Sandra Steingraber, who called fracking “an uncontrolled human experiment” that involves “toxic exposures.”

To govern the globe

Washington’s world order and catastrophic climate change...

Why plastic pollution is even worse than you think

When it comes to plastic our efforts seem to be much more focused on what happens after we use it than before we use it.

‘Gathering storm’: How ‘rogue’ companies are buying up North Sea oil and gas

As oil majors exit the North Sea, the region’s new players bring a track record of lobbying against climate policy, polluting the environment, and committing alleged labor violations.

Journalist Amy Goodman to Turn Herself in to North Dakota Authorities

The Committee to Protect Journalists has said that the warrant is "a transparent attempt to intimidate reporters from covering protests of significant public interest."

A ‘historic day’ as federal judge orders shutdown and removal of Dakota Access Pipeline

This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.

Koalas face extinction in next 30 years without urgent intervention, report warns

"With the trees dying and the streams drying there is a recipe for disaster. Koalas are really on the brink of not surviving.”